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  1. Liberal Party and DAB too far apart for any merger in the short term

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to explain why he had canvassed for a DAB candidate in her constituency. Meanwhile, incumbent lawmaker Chim Pui-chung, representing the financial services sector, is hoping to team up with at least ...

  2. A class apart

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Chugani So you think it can't possibly get any more jaw-dropping. You would be wrong. If the events of the past few weeks have left you in a daze, don't bother trying to recover. Get used to it. The skeletons tumbling out of cupboards ma ...

  3. Polls apart

    Posted Feb 24th 2010, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Anthony Cheung As we ponder Hong Kong's constitutional future, it would be useful to take a pragmatic view of the kind of government needed to survive today's increasingly volatile political environment. The special administrative region's ...

  4. 'From the frying pan into the fire'

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of a power-grab with sport to come under the twin control of the Home Affairs Bureau and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. On April 1, the new Sports Commission is expected to be in place, ... 'The HAB does not seem to understand the worldwide trend, which is for governments to take a hands-off approach apart from providing funds.' Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping ...

  5. Civil service groups tell lawmakers to pass reforms

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... service union, issued a letter in which it said: 'It is unnecessary to [condemn] Mr Leung's proposals, so endless debates can be avoided and time need not be wasted.' The Senior ... of aspirations and commitment. We hope the public can give the new government a chance to seek changes in a stable environment.' Joseph Wong Wing-ping, a former civil service minister, said ...

  6. Balancing public interest and an individual's rights

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Joseph Wong

    ... Joseph Wong A high-powered committee appointed by the chief executive is consulting the public on the existing arrangements governing the approval of post-service work for directorate- ... and director of housing- to take up a position with New World China Land. Civil Service Bureau officials confessed at the Legislative Council Select Committee, set up to look into Mr Leung's case, ...

  7. Civil service union urges review of ministerial system

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com A leading civil service union has called for a review of the ministerial system to improve governance. The call by the 90,000-strong Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servants' Association followed recent comments by Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying that the present ministerial system should be expanded. Leung is widely considered a likely candidate ...

  8. Civil service not to blame, Mr Wang

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Problems with governance have been put under the public spotlight once again. This time, worryingly, the civil service has been singled out for blame for its inability to lead. ... initiative or whether they are merely passive paper pushers who can only execute decisions. One of the best legacies of British rule, the 160,000-strong civil service has been repeatedly praised ...

  9. Hacker threatens July 1 chaos

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Correctional Services Department in retaliation for his arrest for trying to mobilise attacks through his Facebook page. But all four departments said their websites had been operating normally. T said ... of service- to mount the attacks by swamping the websites with vast amounts of data. He said the attacks on the four departments had been triggered by his own arrest and several other prosecutions he ...

  10. Higher retirement age proposed

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... for employees and the idea of people working for longer. And economist Andy Kwan Cheuk-chiu said a later retirement could lead to more youth unemployment. Former secretary for the civil service Joseph Wong Wing-ping welcomed the idea, saying the retirement age of 55 for members of the disciplined services and 60 for civil servants did not reflect changes in society. But he was equally ...




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